MRes Experimental Medicine (Respiratory) / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2022

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How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Advice to applicants

Your application form must have the following documents:

  • one academic reference will be sought. You will be required to provide contact details for one academic referee when completing your application form. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than three years;
  • official degree certificates (with translations if not in English);
  • official university transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • a personal statement. This should be a page in length including: why you want to undertake this course of study; any relevant past experience and what you think you can bring to the course; how this course fits into your future career plans; any other information you think relevant to your application;
  • full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience;
  • if English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Supporting documents should be uploaded with the online application form.

We are unable to consider your application until we have received all of the documents listed above. You must include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Skills, knowledge, abilities, interests

You will need to have the ability to communicate well and work as part of a team.

Interview requirements

Candidates will need to attend an interview via telephone or Skype.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

CAS Information

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

For CAS purposes, you will be asked to upload a copy of your current valid passport showing the photograph page. This must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.

You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course, the Admissions Team will contact you at the appropriate time.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

All physician applicants need to provide their GMC number. All nurse applicants need to provide their NMC number.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

For clinical placements a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) check will be require for UK residents.

Overseas students are required to provide a Police/Government Office Certificate of Good Conduct. Please email for further guidance.


No deferrals will be considered.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again.

Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.